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Fri Sep 20, 2019, 04:15 PM

Trump Repeatedly Pressed Ukraine President to Investigate Biden's Son

Source: Wall Street Journal

President Trump in a July phone call repeatedly pressured the president of Ukraine to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son, urging Volodymyr Zelensky about eight times to work with Rudy Giuliani, his personal lawyer, on a probe, according to people familiar with the matter.

“He told him that he should work with [Mr. Giuliani] on Biden, and that people in Washington wanted to know” whether allegations were true or not, one of the people said.


Read more: https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-defends-conversation-with-ukraine-leader-11568993176?mod=hp_lead_pos1



Question: did this leak from the White House or from Ukraine?

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Reply Trump Repeatedly Pressed Ukraine President to Investigate Biden's Son (Original post)
brooklynite Sep 2019 OP
OKNancy Sep 2019 #1
wiggs Sep 2019 #2
mahina Sep 2019 #3
Brother Buzz Sep 2019 #6
mahina Sep 2019 #7
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Sep 2019 #4
DrToast Sep 2019 #5
question everything Sep 2019 #8
Cha Sep 2019 #9
oasis Sep 2019 #10
kwolf68 Sep 2019 #11

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Sep 20, 2019, 05:08 PM

1. kick up the older post

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Sep 20, 2019, 07:04 PM

2. and if ukraine knows that trump was trying to essentially blackmail them into

helping with Biden...then UKRAINE OWNS TRUMP. His is compromised...probably not the first time

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Sep 20, 2019, 07:11 PM

3. Joe Biden's deceased son./update: nope.

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Other brother.

He’s still an Orange Pos though. Fucker.

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Response to mahina (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 20, 2019, 08:36 PM

6. Beau Biden died way before this mess

Hunter Biden is the son in question, and he's been cleared ten ways to Tuesday by people that actually knew what was going on.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 20, 2019, 08:42 PM

7. Yikes thank you

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Sep 20, 2019, 08:13 PM

4. Always the douchebag

Trump has no shame.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Sep 20, 2019, 08:18 PM

5. Can you blame him? He seems to be above the law

This is what happens when criminals have nothing to fear.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Sep 20, 2019, 09:06 PM

8. More..

Mr. Giuliani has suggested Mr. Biden’s pressure on Ukraine to fight corruption had to do with an investigation of a gas company for which his son was a director. A Ukrainian official this year said he had no evidence of wrongdoing by Mr. Biden or his son Hunter Biden. Mr. Trump in the call didn’t mention a provision of U.S. aid to Ukraine, said this person, who didn’t believe Mr. Trump offered the Ukrainian president any quid-pro-quo for his cooperation on any investigation.

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Mr. Giuliani in June and August met with top Ukrainian officials about the prospect of an investigation, he said in an interview. After the July call between the two presidents, the Ukrainian government said Mr. Trump had congratulated Mr. Zelensky on his recent election and expressed hope that his government would push ahead with investigations and corruption probes that had stymied relations between the two countries.

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In recent months, Mr. Giuliani has mounted an extensive effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate Mr. Biden. He said he met with an official from the Ukrainian prosecutor general’s office in June in Paris, and met with Andriy Yermak, a top aide to Mr. Zelensky, in Madrid in August. Mr. Giuliani said in an interview this month that Mr. Yermak assured him the Ukrainian government would “get to the bottom” of the Biden matter. The August meeting came weeks before the Trump administration began reviewing the status of $250 million in foreign aid to Ukraine, which the administration released earlier this month. Mr. Giuliani said he wasn’t aware of the issue with the funds to Ukraine at the time of the meeting.

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Mr. Biden as vice president made several trips to Ukraine to press the government to root out widespread corruption. That included seeking the ouster of former prosecutor general Viktor Shokin, who had investigated a private Ukrainian gas company, Burisma Group, of which Hunter Biden was a board member. Mr. Giuliani has suggested Mr. Biden’s motivation was to protect his son, a lawyer who has been involved in several investment and consulting firms, although Mr. Shokin had already completed his investigation of Burisma Group before he left office. Yuriy Lutsenko, Ukraine’s prosecutor general at the time, told Bloomberg News in May he had no evidence of wrongdoing by Mr. Biden or his son.

In an interview Thursday evening, Mr. Giuliani said he wasn’t aware whether the whistleblower complaint related to Ukraine. But in a Twitter post later that evening, he defended the possibility that Mr. Trump had urged Mr. Zelensky to investigate his potential campaign opponent... Mr. Giuliani said earlier this month that Mr. Trump likely would raise the Biden matter with Mr. Zelensky when they meet, saying the matter was “on his mind.” A senior administration official said Friday that the two would discuss how to expand energy cooperation and trade ties.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 12:50 AM

9. KR!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 07:09 AM

10. K and R

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 12:46 PM

11. Two bit...


Two bit dictator "running" the US like he runs his companies, namely by extortion, bribery, deceit, a host of lawless routines. However, there is (should be) accountability for what this cancerous rot is doing to our American system of government. I wonder if his religious whack fucks who think he can do no wrong can see ANY semblance of similarity in this man and the money changers Jesus tossed out the Temple? Or did they not read that part of the bible, only the part that says "gays bad, money good"?

My level of disdain for Republicans who blindly support this man has pretty much emptied out

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